Plagued by social anxiety, Paul Conway is content with the online relationship he's built with fellow nerd, Isaac Morrison. Isaac is determined to move their relationship off the screen and into real life but Paul’s fears stand in the way. The very thing that causes him anxiety in the first place might help him overcome it in the long run if he’s brave enough to face his fears.
My online relationship with Isaac had made me feel like a normal guy, but meeting in person threatened that. I had social anxiety to the point where I’d been known to have panic attacks in public. It was humiliating but something I was used to. Granted, I was nowhere near as bad as I'd been in high school; I’d gotten a pretty good handle on my anxiety over the years, but it was still bad enough. Bad enough that I rarely went anywhere but work and the few places I felt comfortable. Bad enough that if I didn't get myself under control I would flip out when I walked into the café where we agreed to meet. Bad enough that I was petrified I couldn’t go through with meeting Isaac at all.
Isaac asking to meet in person made me terrified I would lose the one person I cared about as more than a friend. I put him off for months, making excuses about why it wasn’t the right time, or why we should wait just a little bit longer, but this week, Isaac finally sent me a message begging to meet, and I’d been replaying it in my head ever since. His message was more or less an ultimatum. I couldn’t blame him; he wanted a full, real-life relationship, and while so did I, the fear that I’d disappoint him so much he’d never want to speak to me again was strong. I knew if I didn’t go through with meeting him, I risked losing Isaac completely. Isaac was a chance for me to move past my fears and live the kind of life I’d always dreamed of, but the more I yearned for it, the more my anxiety grew. I had promised him I’d be there but nearly every fiber of my being was desperate to turn around and head right back home. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to meet him, I just didn’t know if I could.
He leaned in close and whispered in my ear, “Meet me in the hall bathroom in 5 minutes, and don’t have that swimsuit on when I get there”.Sandy and Rick are out to have the vacation of a lifetime. They travel to sunny Cancun Mexico to a Clothing Optional Resort. There they meet Kurt, who will change both their lives forever. Sunning by the pool or sunset on the beach become something completely different than they had ever thought of before this trip.Will they embrace their passions? Where will those passions lead them?
I began writing the Night Trilogy in 1987. I'm very proud of all three novels. Perhaps Night Fire is my favorite simply because it's so different from the other two.
In Night Fire, Arielle Leslie is a sixteen-year-old forced to wed Paisley Cochrane, a sadistic old man who abuses her. When he dies, she believes herself free. But she's not.
Burke Drummond, Earl of Ravensworth, a young man she'd worshipped three years before, is home from the wars, and he wants her.
Burke and Arielle are two people who have touched me deeply. Together they faced problems and obstacles never spoken of in the Regency time.
Do give Night Fire a try. See if you don't agree with me that Arielle and Burke are two very special people.
"A sizzler." -Publishers Weekly
Rosamond Lehmann’s first novel, now a classic of British literature, tells a luminous story of friendship, discovery, and forbidden love This debut novel, set in the early 1900s, tells the story of Judith Earle, a solitary only child growing up in a sprawling house in the Thames Valley. From an early age, she is fascinated by the six cousins who live next door. There’s boring, faithful Martin, of the red cheeks and perennially scabby knees; beautiful, aristocratic Charlie, whom Judith secretly adores and who will die in the First World War; reckless Julian, who turns lying into an art; enigmatic Roddy, who visits only occasionally; and Mariella, whose marriage to her first cousin will end tragically, and who lives with the scandal of her mother running off with another man. Every year, the Fyfe family returns to this idyllic corner of England. Childhood friendships blossom into adolescent romance as the cousins fall in love with Judith—and she with them. But her world transforms forever when she meets a beautiful fellow student named Jennifer. A novel in many ways ahead of its time, Dusty Answer is about love: first love, love on the rebound, taboo love, the loss of love. With its gentle indictment of England’s class system, it is also about what goes on behind the closed doors of genteel society, and the self-deceptions we spin in order to give our lives meaning.
Kathryn McClusky is an ErGer – a rare and highly prized individual in the supernatural world. She has spent her life running and hiding, but circumstances have changed and the only way to protect her family is to hand herself over to the Vampire Lord of London to face slavery or death. Lucian Neben runs his London court with a stern but fair hand, but political pressures are building from both the human and fey worlds, and taking possession of an ErGer would cement his position of power. Kathryn is vulnerable and broken almost beyond repair, but she holds in her hands the one treasure Lucian desperately wants – the possibility of home and family. Can he teach her to open herself up; to choose to life, and him, before reality forces him to take her freedom?
Erotic sex stories that will satisfy your cravings, meant to get the blood pumping and to keep you listening. Erotic short stories ranging from the downright taboo to awfully naughty, steamy, and dirty stories that will keep you yearning for more. If you like erotica short stories listen to this audio-book.Content Warning: This collection of erotic stories contains adult material, graphic language with explicit sexual situations, pseudo taboo relationships, and descriptions of hot vigorous sex. This work is for mature audiences ages 18+ only.An Author's Republic audio production.
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